So I will no longer remove before them any of the nations that Joshua left unconquered when he died.
Joshua drew lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord and divided the land among the Israelites according to their allotted portions.
Then the Lord said to Moses, “The day of your death is near. Summon Joshua and present yourselves in the tent 1 of meeting 2 so that I can commission him.” 3 So Moses and Joshua presented themselves in the tent of meeting.
The Lord told Joshua, “Hold out toward Ai the curved sword in your hand, for I am handing the city 1 over to you.” So Joshua held out toward Ai the curved sword in his hand.
Moses the Lord’s servant passed on the Lord’s commands to Joshua, and Joshua did as he was told. He did not ignore any of the commands the Lord had given Moses. 1
Then Moses went with Joshua 1 son of Nun and recited all the words of this song to the people.
Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanently uninhabited mound (it remains that way to this very day). 1
Joshua and all Israel marched up from Eglon to Hebron and fought against it.
Now the priests carrying the ark of the covenant were standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything the Lord had commanded Joshua to tell the people was accomplished, in accordance with all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people went across quickly,
The people worshiped 1 the Lord throughout Joshua’s lifetime and as long as the elderly men 2 who outlived him remained alive. These men had witnessed 3 all the great things the Lord had done for Israel. 4
Achan told Joshua, “It is true. I have sinned against the Lord God of Israel in this way: 1
Joshua said, “Roll large stones over the mouth of the cave and post guards in front of it. 1
When they brought the kings out to Joshua, he 1 summoned all the men of Israel and said to the commanders of the troops who accompanied him, “Come here 2 and put your feet on the necks of these kings.” So they came up 3 and put their feet on their necks.
the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
The Israelites did just as Joshua commanded. They picked up twelve stones, according to the number of the Israelite tribes, from the middle of the Jordan as the Lord had instructed Joshua. They carried them over with them to the camp and put them there.
These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley to Mount Halak on up to Seir. Joshua assigned this territory to the Israelite tribes, 1